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Random Writing Quote:

“Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”

--Stephen King

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Date: April 21, 2018

Speaker: Angela Bole

Topic: "Independent Book Publishing"

Angela Bole

Angela Bole is the CEO of the Independent Book Publisher's Association. 

Prior to becoming IBPA’s new executive director, Angela Bole served as deputy executive director (since 2009) of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG), which “fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business.” Before that, Bole served for two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager, “furthering the BISG mission of creating a more informed, empowered, and efficient book industry supply chain for physical and digital products.”

Hired by BISG straight out of graduate school (NYU master’s program in book publishing), Bole worked her way up in the company. She refers to her seven years at BISG as a great primer for learning about publishing from every angle. BISG generates standards for the book industry, such as BISAC Subject Headings, creating efficiencies, structure, and electronic data formats.

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Upcoming May 19, 2018:

Speaker: Jeff Lyons

Date: May 19, 2018

Topic: "Finding the Heart of Your Story"

Jeff Lyons

Jeff Lyons is a published author, screenwriter, editor and story development consultant with more than 25 years experience in the film, television, and publishing industries. After two successful appearances at SCWA, he’s coming back by popular demand. His talk will focus on isolating the major conflicts in the story, the theme, and the heart of their story. After his presentation, Jeff will open up the time to do one-on-one with the audience and their story ideas, allowing everyone to see how to practically implement the day’s lessons.